Good morning! I hope you’re having a fabulous day! I managed to get the Husband up for an early morning bike ride. It was glorious, and I’m so glad I have a biking buddy now!
I had a whole wheat bagel with 1/2 a banana and PB before our ride.
I saved the other half of the banana for a Green Monster smoothie I foresee in my future. :) We’re running low on groceries!
We drove to the near by Wekiva trail for our ride:
This trail is a-maz-ing because it’s so shady.
We rode 12.0 miles. This is my first ride since I completed my Metric Century bike race last weekend — 12.0 hours is a lot easier than 60.0 miles! :)
Remember how I mentioned that my hands hurt after my race last weekend? My ring and pinkie fingers are still a little numb, and I think I’ve figured out why:
How NOT to hold onto your handlebar:
Straight arms and locked elbows = kiss of death.
Relaxed, slightly bent elbows, and minimal grip is key!
- Duration: 1 hour
- Distance: 12.0 miles
- Calories Burned: 400 (estimate)
After the ride, we decided to look at a few more car dealerships since we were on the right side of town. I didn’t plan our snacks very well (or at all) and we were both starving after the ride, so we stopped at a gas station for snacks.
I think this is the healthiest meal I’ve ever scrounged up at a gas station!
I got a Tropicana Light orange juice and a crunchy, cold apple:
Plus this new flavor of Kashi Crunch, which was DELICIOUS!
We only looked at three places, but again, no luck at the car dealerships. I think the Husband might head out to do more shopping today, but I have some stuff to get down around the house so I’m going to pass until this evening.
After putting away all of our bike gear and showering, I made a delicious and light "second lunch."
The star was a roll of roasted tomato polenta!
My salad contained:
- 1 serving of baked polenta
- 1/4 cup dark white kidney beans
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